Kate, the Vogue cover star
The Duchess of Cambridge for the June Centenary Issue of British Vogue by Josh Olins
It feels sort of inevitable. The Duchess of Cambridge is now a Vogue cover girl - she's appearing on the front of the June Centenary Issue of British Vogue. And this is all about Kate doing casual.
The duchess has been photographed for the magazine by Josh Olins. The special pictures are a collaboration between British Vogue and the National Portrait Gallery - Kate has been its patron since 2012. As well as becoming a cover star, there are more images of the Duchess of Cambridge inside the magazine and several will be part of an exhibition at the gallery.
BREAKING NEWS: The Duchess of Cambridge is Vogue’s centenary issue cover star #Vogue100 https://t.co/zkK3HWMuDO pic.twitter.com/NPbtayn7rH— VOGUE.CO.UK (@BritishVogue) April 30, 2016
The photos were taken in Norfolk and very relaxed with not a tiara in sight. As the photos were tweeted out, Kensington Palace said that Kate was 'incredibly grateful' to Vogue and the National Portrait Gallery for asking her to take part in the shoot. She'll be visiting the exhibition herself on May 4th.
Two portraits from the shoot were installed this evening @NPGLondon in Vogue 100: A Century of Style #Vogue100 pic.twitter.com/25rOfBMT0q— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 30, 2016
And Kate does quirky in her first formal shoot for a magazine, adding a vintage hat to her cover girl look. It's all very Vogue, with the Duchess choosing a Burberry coat and shirt for what will no doubt become one of the most famous photos of the year.
The photos mark 100 years of Vogue and celebrate the way it has become a platform for famous fashion portraiture. And with Kate as a cover girl, there's no doubt that the June Centenary Issue is going to become a very well known part of its history as well.